2 Samuel 19:1-8 – LEADER IN DISTRESS
The loss of a child at any age is a sad occurrence. David lost his son Absalom as a result of Absalom’s revolt against his father. Although Absalom was killed and his rebellious army defeated, David still longed for his son. His distress was so bad that it even affected those who had faithfully supported their king when he had to flee Jerusalem.
A SAD KING – Vss. 1-4
What should have been a day of rejoicing was turned into a day of sorrow.
A STRONG REBUKE – Vss. 5-7
Joab was justified in rebuking David. Although David’s sorrow was somewhat justified, the people who had saved David’s life and regained for him his throne needed to hear a good word from their king.
A STRENGTHENED PEOPLE – Vs. 8
David appeared and the people were encouraged.